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Gwent Archives
Monmouth District, later Borough, Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A500

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Monmouth District, later Borough, Council Records

Short Title: Monmouth District, later Borough, Council, records

Creation date(s): 1974-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Monmouth District Council; Monmouth Borough Council.


Administrative/Biographical history: Monmouth District Council came into existence on 1 April 1974 as one of the five districts of the new county of Gwent. It replaced the boroughs of Abergavenny and Monmouth, Chepstow and Usk urban districts, Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth rural districts and part of Pontypool rural district. The Council served a population of about 81,000 people. The Council comprised 40 elected councillors, including the Mayor. Their work was overseen by several committees, namely Housing Services, Development & Leisure Services, Environmental Health & Control, Finance & General Purposes, Planning, and Policy & Resources. The principal officers employed by the Council were the Chief Executive, Director of Administration & Legal Services, Director of Finance, Director of Housing & Environmental Services and the Director of Technical Services. Monmouth District Council subsequently changed its name to Monmouth Borough Council and was abolished in 1996. It was succeeded by Monmouthshire County Council, a unitary authority combining the functions of the Borough Council and Gwent County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Monmouth District, later Borough, Council, 1974-1996.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: No information found

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Monmouth District, later Borough, Council, 1974-1996, catalogue; HTV Cymru/Wales, The Wales Yearbook (Cardiff, 1995); Civic Heraldry of England & Wales website (, viewed 26 September 2005; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

Local government | Wales | Monmouth (district)
Monmouth (Wales). | Borough Council | Archives
Monmouth (Wales). | District Council | Archives

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Monmouth (Wales) | Borough Council
Monmouth (Wales) | District Council

Monmouth (Wales : district)

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